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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

More Screaming Hypocrisy From the "Small Government" Republicans


Republicans always scream about how they want "small government!" and lower government spending and less debt and deficit.

Sure they are.

But guess what states get the most money from Uncle Sugar.


It's all based on this study:


Seems the "red" states suck up most of the Federal dollar, hands down.  Or hands out, anyway:

States-Most-Least-Dependent-on-the-Federal-Government-Blue-vs-Red-Image

And Kansas is number 5, out of 50, of course, for taking the most Federal money:

Rank(1 = least dependent)State NameReturn on Taxpayer Investment(Category Rank)Federal Funding as % of State Revenue(Category Rank)Federal Employees Per Capita(Category Rank)Number of Civilian Non-Defense Federal Employees per Capita(Category Rank)
1New Jersey$0.48
(4)
26.87%
(10)
0.00382
(5)
0.00178
(2)
2Delaware$0.31
(1)
25.61%
(7)
0.00768
(17)
0.00194
(3)
3Illinois$0.45
(3)
26.41%
(8)
0.00550
(14)
0.00272
(11)
4Minnesota$0.54
(7)
26.88%
(11)
0.00353
(4)
0.00295
(16)
5Kansas$0.54
(6)
25.22%
(6)
0.01460
(37)
0.00342
(25)

It's bad enough they want to take money in the form of tax breaks and unemployment payments, etc., etc., away from the middle-, lower- and working-classes, that's bad.

On top of that, they have to keep working to give more and more money in the form of tax credits and deductions to the already-wealthy and corporations. 

Sure, that's all horrible and wicked and devious enough.

But to, on top of all that ugliness, scream and cry and complain about government spending and debt and deficit and then be the ones that suck up the most money, overall, out of all of us?

It would be funny if it weren't insulting.

And even immoral.

Adding even more irony--and hypocrisy--they're also the "Christians" of the bunch, too. Or say they insist.

It's painful.  Just painful.


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